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The government’s decision to withdraw funding for carbon capture and storage and renewables sent a chill wind through the industry, energy union Prospect said today.

The ballot for Prospect members on the pay offer for 2016/2017 closed yesterday.

Closing Fiddler’s Ferry coal-fired power station in Cheshire will mean more employment misery for the North-West region and a further squeeze on UK capacity, Prospect, the energy union warned today.

Prospect, the union for energy specialists, has called for an urgent strategy to ‘keep the lights on’ after a report from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers predicted that electricity demand would outstrip supply by more than 40% within a decade.

Prospect, the union representing engineers and technical staff in Scotland's electricity industry, has welcomed the Institute of Mechanical Engineers' report which highlights the problems facing the UK in generating enough electricity to meet its demands

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